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Thread: Gear whine on CSC Conversion
01-11-2017, 12:24 PM #21
The owner bought this trike used, the mileage/age of trike is not known. However, the mileage on the ODM is 57k. And the kit is on a 2005 GL1800.
Yes ... the gearbox in the rear also has a film of oil on it. Not to the point that I would worry about it, as in something leaking. Oil could be weeping from the "silicone gasket" between the 2 gear boxes, of from silicone oil over spray ... or possibly the gear boxes come shipped with a film of oil on them when new. The oil film does not appear to be coming from any seals, or axel boots leaking.
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01-11-2017, 03:22 PM #22
2002 GL1800 with CSC trike kit
01-11-2017, 03:54 PM #23
01-11-2017, 09:42 PM #24
Aside from regular oil changes the last service previous owner had done was at 39k miles which was rear diff, gearbox, clutch and brake fluids change.
Wondering if noise has always been there and just nature of it?2002 GL1800 with CSC trike kit
01-12-2017, 05:45 AM #25
By nature, GL1800s all have a whine coming from the engine area. More specifically, it mainly comes from a drive unit that drives the alternator. The alternator drive unit is called an alternator drive gear, and it's housed in the rear case directly in front of the alternator. Also know as a ADG. If you remove the chrome engine cover on the left side, you will see the alternator. If this is the whine that you are hearing, it should me loudest near the alternator.
What you might be hearing could be normal. The 2006+ years are usually whinier. However, the 2001-05 are whinny too, and if your Wing has ever had an ADG repair, the whine can be very similar to the newer years. A trained ear can tell the difference, and should be able to distinguish if your whine is normal and nothing to worry about. Most owners learn to "tune" out ADG whine.
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